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Windows Vista wont start normally


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#1 Connor!

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 11:40 AM

When I try to login to Windows Vista normally, after entering my password it stays on the screen that says 'Welcome' for 3 minutes or so and then I get a blank screen saying changes have been made that are affecting the computer. There is a link that takes me onto a windows site asking me to validate windows. Other than that My screen is blank and I have no control of opening programs etc, I cant even open task manager or shut down without button. I am in safe mode on the same computer right now. I was doing a trial for Trend Micro Internet Security and uninstalled it because I disliked it. I havent had time to install/trial a new one so I do not currently have any anti virus programs. I cant run the Trend Micro Housecall scan in Safe mode either. I tried to install another anti-virus (Windows Live One Care) but it wouldn't let me in safe mode, and I cant do anything if im not in safe mode.

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Edit: I got the Housecall scan running in firefox, I'll update if it finds anything

Edited by Connor!, 26 October 2008 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

When you go to boot into safemode, does it offer the option Boot to last known good configuration?
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#3 Connor!

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:24 PM

Hi
It offered that option when I press F8 at boot, but all the restore dates (including last good configuration) were after I had the problem. I dug out my recovery discs and restored to factory settings, thanks for replying.


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